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Ladies Bible Study Wednesday, July 20

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Job 12:16

With him are strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

 Job is talking about God in these verses of course; his “friends” were such tormentors and were truly being used by Satan to really make Job as miserable as possible in the hopes that Job would turn his back on God.  The key phrase here is “the deceived and the deceiver are his.”  Satan never has the upper hand with God – God owns him, but does Satan have the upper hand with you?  Are you buying the lies?

We have choice ladies; to believe the lies or not to believe the lies!  Job took a stand with his friends and refused to buy into all of the garbage they had to say, his wife on the other hand told him to just curse God and die.  When we hear that little voice inside our head trying to bring us down or cause trouble we have a choice to run with it or tell it to stop.  What is dragging you down today, what is tearing apart your relationships, what area are you desperately trying to have victory in and you just feel defeated?  God wants you to have victory and He would like to start today, it is your choice.  You may not be able to control the “deceiver” on your own, but God owns Him so turn to God and ask Him to show you every time you listen to the lies thrown at you and ask Him to help you believe the truth so you can start having victory today!  God believes in you and wants you to have victory in every area of your life, He created you for a purpose and you won’t accomplish it when you are weighed down with the bondage Satan wants to tie you down with. 

Ask God today to replace the lies in your life with strength and sound wisdom, not the wisdom of your friends, His wisdom about who you are and what you are able to accomplish!  God will never withhold wisdom and strength from you if you genuinely ask Him for it.  Ask Him to start revealing today to you the truths of the gifts He has placed within you to accomplish your purpose!  Everyone has a purpose and God has placed the abilities within you already to do what you are called to do, sometimes all we have to do is refine our walk with Him in order to see the beauty of the gifts and qualities He has placed within us.  Don’t let another day pass you by!  Start living the life you were created to live today, don’t allow Satan to have the upper hand for one more moment, victory is yours and the best is yet to come!

Quote:  “You can’t be a smart cookie if you have a crummy attitude.”  John Maxwell

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Janet Scott is an author, speaker and certified life coach. Janet loves to encourage women in their daily walk with the Lord.

  • sarah sanchez Jul 21, 2011, 12:17 am

    I have really enjoyed reading your devotions and I thank you for the time and preparation you put into it! I’m going to try to make your Frozen Ice Cream Delight recipe with my children. I’m sure we will all enjoy it. Thanks again and God bless!!!

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